Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Writer John Smolens joined the Sunny Morning Show today to talk about his latest book entitled “Out”
Smolens said the book is a sequel to his previous fiction novel, “Cold”, and finds the main character, former constable Del Maki, recovering from hip surgery at his home deep in the U.P. woods.
Maki’s home becomes a haven for several refugees during a fierce blizzard, including his pregnant physical therapist, her two lovers, an enigmatic Finnish woman and her former boyfriend, all stranded in the home as the blizzard rages.
Smolens said the book is a thriller set at the point where nature and human nature collide, illuminating the difference between being rescued and being saved.
He also talked about his affinity for the Upper Peninsula and why he enjoys writing stories that are based in the region.
Smolens will be doing a reading from the book at the Peter White Public Library Community Room in Marquette this Monday, April 22nd, at 7:00pm and on Saturday, April 27th at Snowbound Books in Marquette from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.